Lars C. Grabow

Dan Luss Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Professor of Chemistry (by courtesy)
Member of the Texas Center for Superconductivity (TcSUH)
University of Houston
Biography
4726 Calhoun Rd, Engineering Building 1
Office: S339 | Mail: S222
Houston, TX 77204, USA
Phone: 713-743-4326
Email: grabow@uh.edu

Professional Preparation:

Technical University of Denmark Department of Physics. Post-doc 09/2008 - 08/2010
University of Wisconsin, Madison Chemical Engineering, PhD 2008
University of Stuttgart, Germany Chemical Engineering, Dipl. Ing. (with distinction) 2003

Appointments:

Dan Luss Professor University of Houston Dept. of Chemical & Biomolecular Eng. Houston, TX 09/2020 - present
Dan Luss Associate Professor University of Houston Dept. of Chemical & Biomolecular Eng. Houston, TX 09/2019 - 09/2020
Associate Professor University of Houston Dept. of Chemical & Biomolecular Eng.
Dept. of Chemistry (by courtesy)
Houston, TX 09/2017 - 09/2019
Assistant Professor University of Houston Dept. of Chemistry (by courtesy) Houston, TX 02/2014 - 08/2017
Assistant Professor University of Houston Dept. of Chemical & Biomolecular Eng. Houston, TX 08/2011 - 08/2017
Research Associate Stanford University Chemical Engineering Stanford, CA 10/2010 - 07/2011

Selected Honors and Awards:

  • Andrea Prosperetti Research Computing Faculty Award, Cullen College of Engineering, University of Houston, 2021.
  • Undergraduate Research Mentoring Award, University of Houston, TX, 2020.
  • Inaugural Holder of the Dan Luss Endowed Professorship, Houston, TX, 2019.
  • Elected in the 2018 Class of Influential Researchers by Industrial & Engineering Chemistry (I&EC) Research, 2018.
  • Best Fundamental Paper Award, American Institute of Chemical Engineers - South Texas Section (AlChE-STS), 2014 & 2017.
  • Excellence in Research, Scholarship or Creative Activity Award - Assistant Professor Level, University of Houston, 2017.
  • Junior Faculty Research Excellence Award, Cullen College of Engineering, University of Houston, 2015.
  • NSF CAREER Award, 2014/2015.
  • DOE Early Career Award, 2014.
  • Teaching Excellence Award, Cullen College of Engineering, University of Houston, 2014.
  • Finalist for the Gerhard Ertl Young Investigator Award, 2013.
  • ACS-PRF Doctoral New Investigator Award, 2012.
  • Young Scientist Award of the 15th ICC, 2012.

Synergistic Activities:

  • Managing Guest Editor for Current Opinions in Chemical Engineering, Special Issue on "Data-centric Catalysis & Reaction Engineering", 2020 - present.
  • Guest Editor for Topics in Catalysis, Special Issue "Gabor A. Somorjai Award Symposium for Creative Research in Catalysis in Honor of Professor Manos Mavrikakis", 2019 - present.
  • Editorial Advisory Board Member for Surface Science, 2019 - present.
  • Social Media Director, Past Chair, Chair, Vice Chair, 2nd Vice Chair of the Catalysis and Reaction Engineering (CRE) division of AIChE, 2016 - present.
  • Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, Director of the Southwest Catalysis Society (SWCS), 2014 - present.
  • Member of the International Advisory Board for ChemCatChem, 2017 - present.
  • Member of the Early Career Advisory Board for ACS Catalysis, 2017 - 2018.
  • Programming Chair of the Catalysis subdivision of the Catalysis and Reaction Engineering (CRE) division of AIChE, 2012 - 2014.
  • Active engagement in outreach activities, e.g. Team Captain for Houston Energy Day and Earth Day (both are educational family friendly events with ca. 14,000 -15,000 attendees).

Memberships:

  • Senior Member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)
  • American Chemical Society
  • North American Catalysis Society
  • Southwest Catalysis Society
  • International Precious Metal Institute